we are so excited! just in time for spring, hgtv magazine shared a beautiful outdoor space designed by kp and provided a ‘get the look’ guide! this outdoor space epitomizes the timeless use of black and white with a pop of color, which also works so well with the dramatic black trim and white stucco of the home itself. the classic black and white also provides a perfect backdrop for changing out the pillows for a new season, or new trending color, for an updated look without needing to change the entire set of cushions. we are so honored that they selected this outdoor space to inspire you all for a new spring look! we love this space, and think this guide is a great and affordable way to get this look. thank you again to hgtv for sharing kp’s design!
we are so honored and excited to share kp’s feature in roco mag’s issue no. 8! not only is roco a wonderful source of inspiration, but it is one of our favorite, go-to quarterly magazines. we would like to sincerely thank them for the feature, but most of all for their kind words. kp is grateful to be able to share her passion for design and all things vintage with people across the globe! her inspiration comes from anything; a colorful old schoolhouse she saw across town, to a beautiful array of flowers she saw while walking her three pugs. beauty is everywhere in everything, and her shop, rummage, is also a perfect example of her talented eye. we again would like to thank roco mag for the feature and ability to spread inspiration globally! check out the entire feature below, and be sure to subscribe for additional inspiration!
it is so common to find yourself stumped on throw pillows for your sofa! in the store you may fall in love with a pair of pillows, but when you get home they just are not quite the fabulous trio with your sofa. well, kp knows how to effortlessly dress a beautiful sofa and she is gracious in sharing her secrets! this month, family circle asked her to share a few tips with all of you in their ‘get inspired’ feature! we are flattered they asked for our advice and of course, happy to share. see her tips below, and be sure to pick up your march copy of family circle!
phew! we are a little behind here, but as you can guess, it is because these past few weeks have been insane! a few of us got hit with the flu at the exact time we got hit with new projects and demanding deadlines. that is always how it happens, right? sickness hits at the most inopportune times. the good news is, we are all back to 100% and there has been nothing but positive, exciting things brewing at the kpi office! if you missed the pugs’ first official press feature, you need to check it out here! those sweeties of ours are doing great and loving their new home. while someone in the office is super excited to dog sit the cuties while kp sneaks away for a top secret trip. don’t worry, details of this will come very soon! we must admit, with all of our site visits and slab yard explorations behind us for the week, we are all guilty of fully enjoying this rain for the weekend. speaking of slab yards, we loved this article covering alternate options to granite countertops. there are so many, and a few of our favorites are limestone, soapstone, and quartzite. we have stock piled so many other great finds to share with you below! as always, be sure to follow us on twitter and instagram, and like us on facebook to keep up with us all throughout the week!
hoping you all get to stay cozy inside and enjoy the rainy weekend! -dh
kp visited gracias madre recently and loved it! their menu is comprised of local, organic, non gmo, vegan, mexican food!
talk about a yummy complete package!
we keep seeing these little copper mugs and picturing them in our cabinets! they’re a total steal. worth the not-so-impulse purchase?
this just gave us all a good chuckle and we all agreed on these realities!
talk about a gallery wall! we love the daring mix of vintage frames on this packed photo wall! (third photo)
just this incredibly adorable panda photo we came across on pinterest. is this real life?!
we are so anxious to see how this will all turn out! would you purchase this if it was 100% safe?
kp was featured in house beautiful’s march issue! we are so grateful to have been selected!
have you heard?! three new target collaborations are coming from top pinners: oh joy, poppytalk, and wit & delight. here is the first peek from oh joy’s collab!
we aren’t much for the quotes and saying prints, but these lighthearted and simple pieces might make us think twice. we love a little unexpected humor!
one of our favorite custom rummage chandeliers sold this week! always bittersweet, but thankfully we can always custom make a new one!
this. scarf. enough said. actually no, ‘sale’ was another essential word! someone purchased this just in time for the cold and rainy weekend!
this might be kp’s most adorable press feature yet! plus, it is the pug packs first official press feature! they are pretty excited for you to see their professional photos snapped by our dear friend, sharon montrose. not only is sharon a wonderful friend, but she is an incredibly talented photographer, with an emphasis on animal photography! we are so honored to be selected for her first installment in a new series on her blog, ‘pets and their people‘. you may remember a peek of her work when we featured her book, menagrie, on our blog this past fall. if you are not familiar with her or her work, you must stop by the animal print shop and check her out. prepare for truly awe inspiring cuteness.
all images via
be sure to check out the full blog feature here!
some weeks we feel as if the weekend will never arrive, while this week we are wondering where the time went! this week has been such a wonderful one that we cannot complain for one second. we were able to shoot two completed projects back to back days; one in the palisades and the other in los feliz. this means a trip to the flower mart downtown and a days worth of creating beautiful floral arrangements! the ladies at the kpi office love just about any creative outlet and it is a nice way to mix up the week – working with beautiful flowers and all! we were also able to spend these two full days with our favorite, incredibly talented photographer, joe schmelzer! on another exciting note, rummage is sending off two of our favorite chairs to a new owner and we will soon be seeing them in a magazine feature! we will be sharing once it comes out, of course. we are all looking forward to a weekend full of slightly cooler temps to enjoy the outdoors! kp will continue unpacking while some of us plan to visit one of the many, many museum exhibits on our list right now. be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter to keep us with us throughout the week!
these guest posts by jealous curator are too funny, we love the idea!
we just cannot get enough of this song this week, love her voice and makes us giggle
if you have plenty of time for some serious wanderlust and adoration of this beautiful photography, please enjoy this post
yes, we have three pups to swoon over all week, but this little sweetheart (who has yet to grow into those paws) just melted our hearts
never crossed our minds to wonder what the interior of a bullet looks like, but these photographs are incredible
we’re obsessed with these gorgeous tiles! just installed a floor to ceiling backsplash wall of the ‘asal’ that we cannot wait to show you photographs of!
this past week kp was interviewed by artspace magazine to discuss art and everyday life! if you feel you don’t know how to buy art, or are unsure on exactly how to display your art, this article is for you! also note that art doesn’t have to be expensive, we have found plenty of great pieces that we love at flea markets for an affordable price. see the full interview below for some great advice and be sure to visit artspace for online art shopping!
this week has been seriously exciting and stressful at the kpi office! we had multiple deadlines, completed two projects in los feliz, and kp’s very own home is finally move-in ready! the pups have continued to help us pack all week, and stayed safe in the old house while we continuously clean and check their new yard for leftover screws, bolts, or anything else they might find to chew on. (because they will find it!) we are so excitied for our three pugs to have such a large backyard to play in! don’t worry, their will be photos coming up for our los feliz project so soon and once kp is settled in, we’ll do the big before and after reveal! we cannot wait to share with you. even in the most hectic of times, we still stumble across little laughs that we pass around the office. along with the beautiful objects we find to keep us inspired, and hoping to someday add to our own homes! we love to share these finds with you every week and hope that you enjoy them too! be sure to follow us on twitter and add us on facebook for sneak peeks throughout the week!
we all love getting to know ourselves a little better, so this vocab test was a must take
looking for the perfect, modern brass sconces for your home? we happen to have a knack for designing unique fixtures that are sure to be envied
somebody stumbled on these modern and adorable dollhouses and we were all brought back to our childhood
speaking of childhood, we would love to view these colossal animal balloon sculptures in person. so much fun.
we obviously 100% agree with this buzzfeed list about pugs and yes, we keep up with buzzfeed for the adorable animal photos
what do we love more than wallpaper? a great round up of wallpapers, and this is our favorite one in a very long time
we think a great new year’s resolution is to help out (adopt) a pug in need. it is a win win situation, they’re safe and you have a new best friend!
we love this throwback thursday of a beautiful room divider designed by eugene masselink
kp was featured in artspace magazine and discussed creating a balanced home for art and everyday life
this week saw the installation of these sconces in one of our los feliz projects and they are just gorgeous
happy first week of 2014 to everyone! we are so excited for this new year and to have survived our first full week back in the office. we spread out, literally, all across the country to spend time with our wonderful families, and we hope you were all able to indulge in some r & r as well. this was the first christmas with the whole perera pug bunch and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. some of us met future in-laws while others received news of becoming an aunt, round two! overall, our holidays were beyond our highest expectations this year. it has been a busy week of catching up and taking on new projects, but exciting nonetheless. in our not-so-busy moments this week we found so many beautiful things to share with you. we hope that you enjoy! be sure to subscribe to the blog and follow us on facebook and twitter to keep up with us all week.
(petey gets to ride shotgun and enjoy some solo moments)
most of us kpi ladies hopped on long flights to visit family for the holidays, but we weren’t lucky enough to catch anything like this
somebody in the office spent their holiday break divulging in even more blogs than usual and discovered this lovely scandinavian blog
whew, this newborn deer is beautiful, adorable, breathtaking, and any other sweet adjective you can think of
we love this photographer’s reminder that there is more than meets the eye in this project titled ‘what i be’
on the blog this week we shared our serious love for hands and how we incorporate them into our designs
these handmade animals just make us smile, we foresee using them in a client’s nursery someday!
we can’t help ourselves, we love to design nurseries! these wall hanging inspirations are a perfect detail, especially living in a quake threatened state!
this nordic company has us swooning, not only over their products but their beautiful catalog in general!
we’ve always been a little obsessed with body parts as art and decorative objects for the home. this past year, we saw the trend become more mainstream. we first noticed its growing popularity while visiting the las vegas market last year, and now see other designers and companies have embraced this obsession.
of all the body parts, we have a particular fondness for hands, which we’ve incorporated into multiple projects over the years. and, i’ve personally collected them in all shapes and sizes.
not only are we generally fascinated with hands for aesthetic purposes, but they also serve as mystical and religious symbols in various cultures. for example, different hand positions in buddhism represent something specific – from banishing negativity or having confidence in oneself to the transmission of knowledge, how wonderful, is that?! we are big fans of the hamsa in particular, which is popular in the middle east and north africa. the hamsa symbolizes protection, blessings, and strength. it also features an eye, which of course, is meant to protect from the evil eye.
we love sneaking in a decorative hand feature or detail in as many of our projects as we can! it’s become a bit of a signature in our design work. from a vintage black ceramic hand ashtray used instead as a jewelry display, to an old school glove mold that simply adds an interesting and unexpected element to a room, it brings us such joy to place them! adding a grouping of several antique marionette doll hands together in a bowl on a coffee table keeps the mood light, offbeat, and whimsical in a room. we can find a place for them anywhere, in any home!
in the past we found a plethora of unique vintage hand objects on sites such as ebay and etsy to adorn client tablescapes, walls, etc., such as door knobs and beautiful rings. but recently we’ve discovered some fab new pieces at of our favorite online shops.
uncommon goods has a new collection of handmade pieces, with a few unique and interesting hands that i’m completely enamored with! they seem to capture the artistic side of everyday objects. plus, a company that seeks to live in harmony with the environment while doing no harm to animals or people is one that I can get behind to support.
we’ve also uncovered several other unique and interesting hands to incorporate into future projects or for styling, both vintage and new. we love when the hands we find have a functional and not just a decorative purpose. maybe it’s the literal element of human touch that that we love so much, or maybe its the many beautiful symbolic meanings they seem to carry with them, we cant help but love our hands! do you agree?